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World Bank Day of Action

Feb. 28, 2011 / Posted by: Karen Orenstein / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

At a World Bank Day of Action protest in Paris, Friends of the Earth France demands, "Free us from fossil fuels!" More pictures here. The climate crisis, driven overwhelmingly by fossil fuels, poses an incredibly serious threat to poor countries....

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Robin Hood Meets Wall Street

Feb. 22, 2011 / Posted by: Michelle Chan / Categories: Blog, Economics for the Earth

Just imagine. Nearly $1.5 trillion changes hands on international currency exchange markets each day, almost all of it through untaxed transactions made by wealthy speculators. What if we put even a tiny fraction of that money to good use?

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New Consumer Genetic Privacy Manual

Dec. 22, 2010 / Posted by: Eric Hoffman / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology

The consumer is faced with almost daily risks to their genetic privacy from human health and reproductive technologies to the criminal justice system. The consumer needs an understanding of the science, the privacy risks involved in releasing gene...

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Keystone XL stories: Ernie Fellows

Dec. 16, 2010 / Posted by: Kelly Trout / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Ernie Fellows is a 65-year-old retired rancher living in Mills, Nebraska, a remote community that sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer along the South Dakota border. Fellows has spent his entire adult life raising livestock and tending to the land he in...

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